Rotary International


Ian HS Riseley

Rotary District 5160 Governor:

Gary Vilhauer

Durham Rotary President:
Larry Bradley


Rowel Editor: Phil Price
Rowel Publisher: Jen Liu




September 12th, 2017


The  2017 Harvest Festival will be held on September 17, 2017


2017                                         Calendar for Durham Rotary



1 2
3 4 5
No Meeting
Labor Day
6 7 8 9
10 11 12
Harvest Festival preparation in the Park

13 14 15 16
Harvest Festival Setup in the Park
(All Members)
Harvest Festival Event in the Park
(All Members)
18 19
No Meeting Post Harvest Festival
20 21 22 23
24 25 26
Coach Clink from CSUS Men’s Basketball Program
(Jim Kirks)
27 28 29 30


2 3
4 5 6 7
8 9 10
No Meeting
11 12 3 14
15 16 17
18 19 20 21
22 23 24
25 26 27 28
29 30 31
No Meeting
27 28 29 30

President Larry Bradley opened the Harvest Festival planning meeting at the Durham Park.  He asked former member Bruce Millar (who is here to help with the Harvest Festival) to lead the pledge, which he did.  Jim Patterson then gave the invocation.  After Larry failed to lead us in a song, members Steve Plume and Jim Patterson spontaneously led us in singing a patriotic song.  Sorry Larry you have got us use to sing.  Dinner was hotdogs with a pasta salad.



September 17th:  Harvest Festival


September 19th: No Meeting


September 26th: Coach Clink from CSUC Men’s Basketball


October 3rd:


October 10th:  No Meeting


October 17th: 


October 24th: 


October 31st:  No Meeting.


November 7th:


November 14th:  No Meeting


November 21st:  No Meeting


November 28th:


December 5th: Christmas Party


If a Tuesday is not listed above, there is no meeting that week






Former member Bruce Miller was visiting to help us with the Harvest Festival.  Also Lloyd Webb, the new superintendent of the Durham Unified School District, was here to help.  He is expected to become a member.




There will be no meeting next week, September 19th, so we can rest from the Harvest Festival on this Saturday (which is a meeting of record).  The next meeting will be on September 26th.  It will be at the BCCC, with Coach Clink from men’s basketball at CSUC.




President Larry reported that over $13,000 in sponsorships have been sold for the Harvest Festival.  If there is any left you know who has not committed please contact them.




Bring guests, who you think you can interest in becoming a member, to meetings.  We will be having a visit from the District Governor or an Assistant District Governor to assist us with membership.  In the meantime please invite Durham business owners and/or managers to one of our meeting.




New member, Eric Hoiland was recognized for his birthday.  He elected not to have a song and contributed $10.


Jim Kirks elected to have a song for his birthday, but also contributed $10.


Chris Hatch had his 50th Anniversary for which he contributed $50.


Jen had his 37th anniversary and celebrated his daughter’s wedding.  He contributed $37 for the anniversary and $63 for the wedding for a total of $100 for Bell Ringer status.




The program was final planning for the Harvest Festival.  President Larry was very gratified that nearly all members were present.  Basically there was a discussion for various aspects of the Harvest Festival and what needed to be done now, Saturday and Sunday.


All members are requested to be at the storage shed Saturday morning at 8:30 am to load up the trailers and then proceed to the Durham Park to set up.


All members are to be at the Durham Park on Sunday morning at 6:00 am.


The work schedule is attached hereto.


Must Be Present To Win

None tonight.


From Rotary International:


Rotary clubs raise $304 million in one year to strengthen communities and improve lives around the world 

EVANSTON, IL (August 10, 2017) — As part of Rotary’s year-long centennial celebration of The Rotary Foundation – the global membership organization’s charitable arm, Rotary clubs raised $304 million to support positive, lasting change in communities around the world.

Since its inception in 1917 with its first donation of $26.50, The Rotary Foundation is today a leading humanitarian foundation that has spent nearly $4 billion to help countless people live better. Each year, The Rotary Foundation provides more than $200 million to end polio and support sustainable projects and scholarships that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies

Rotary’s top humanitarian goal is to eradicate the paralyzing disease, polio. Rotary launched its polio immunization program PolioPlus in 1985, and in 1988 became a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Since the initiative launched, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to 37 confirmed in 2016. Rotary has contributed more than US $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.

“When we say that our Rotary Foundation is saving and transforming lives, we are not exaggerating,” said Kalyan Banerjee, Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation – 2016-17. “With the continued strong support of our members, we will keep our promise of a polio-free world for all children, and enable the Foundation to carry out its mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace.  We look forward to another 100 years of Rotary members taking action to make communities better around the world.”

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